The Spirits are Calling. Will you answer? Join us July 15-19, 2015 as the international spirits community answers the call, returning for another spirited round of Tales of the Cocktail®.

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Thursday, July 16

12:30pm CDT

Angostura Bitters U.S. Cocktail Challenge Live Finals
Join the House of Angostura for the Live Finals of the Angostura Bitters U.S. Cocktail Challenge. Cheer on top U.S. bartenders as they compete for a $5,000 prize and a trip to Trinidad for the 2016 Angostura Bitters Global Cocktail Challenge. Cocktail Challenge Finalists will take their turn behind the bar and will have 7 minutes to prepare their two cocktail recipes for the judges.

Guests will be treated to lunch along with a sampling of Angostura’s award winning rums, the recently released Amaro di Angostura and the Angostura Bitters cocktails featured in the competition.  

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Daniyel Jones

Brand Ambassador, House Of Angostura
Daniyel Jones is the Portfolio Brand Ambassador for the House Of Angostura, traveling the world sharing the beauty of Angostura Aromatic Bitters, Rums and Amaro Di Angostura. ​ The 2013 Champion of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge, he continues to demonstrate his passion... Read More →
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David Delaney Jr.

National Brand Ambassador, House of Angostura
Since being crowned the overall winner of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge in 2012, David Delaney Jr. has been traveling the country and actively spreading the rich history and versatility of the House of Angostura's portfolio. While many know Delaney as a brand ambassador... Read More →


Thursday July 16, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
House of Blues 225 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Friday, July 17

12:00pm CDT

Jagermeister presents: The Deer in Headlights

Jagermeister presents:
The Deer in Headlights

You are invited to The Museum of the American Cocktail & Purloo Southern Cuisine Restaurant to an exclusive sensory luncheon & private preview of the first ever Jagermeister art exhibit in the USA.

Your hosts include:

  • Dr. Berndt Finke, Head of Quality Control at Jagermeister
  • Philip M. Dobard, Museum Director
  • Nils Boese, global mixologist for Jagermeister

Lunch prepared by award-winning chef/proprietor:

  • Ryan Hughes

Cocktails curated by:

  • Andy Seymour, Ivy Mix, & Sean Kenyon

For information and RSVP:



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Andy Seymour

Andy Seymour counts over twenty years experience in the bar, restaurant and hospitality industry, and has emerged as one of the leading educators and consultants on all matters of beverage.  His company, Liquid Productions, is devoted to developing education and beverage programs... Read More →
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Ivy Mix

Co-Owner and Head Bartender, Leyenda
Ivy Mix is Co­Owner and Head Bartender of Leyenda, her pan­Latin cocktail bar in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, backed by her long­time mentor, Julie Reiner. Leyenda pays tribute to her years of living and bartending in Guatemala, as well as extensive travels throughout all of Latin... Read More →
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Philip M. Dobard

Philip Dobard is Vice President of SoFAB Institute and plays an integral role in all its programs. He serves as Director of SoFAB’s Museum of the American Cocktail and President of Pacific Food & Beverage, the organization’s Los Angeles-based West Coast operations. He publishes... Read More →
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Sean Kenyon

Bartender/Proprietor, Williams & Graham, Denver, CO
Sean Kenyon was literally born to be behind a bar. He is a third generation Barman, his Grandfather, Mother and Father have been pub owners and bartenders in New Jersey since the 1930's. Sean was raised in his family's pubs and while other kids wanted to be firemen or super heroes... Read More →


Friday July 17, 2015 12:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Museum of the American Cocktail 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard New Orleans, LA
Saturday, July 18

12:30pm CDT

Monkey (47) Business

Join us for a media luncheon and learn why Robert Parker, The Robb Report and top publications around the world have named Monkey 47 “the best tasting gin in the world”

Hosted by special guest Alexander Stein, Managing Director of Black Forest Distillers and
Top Bar Monkeys Pamela Wiznitzer, Sean Hoard and Gregory Buda

Admittedly, it appears somewhat eccentric to claim that a recipe for gin has the power to unite great British traditions, the exoticness of India, and the purity and nativeness of the Black Forest. And yet it is precisely this eccentricity that defines the enigmatic character of Montgomery Collins, from whom our Schwarzwald Dry Gin originates. MONKEY 47, a dry gin with an unrivaled complexity and quality, distilled from 47 handpicked botanicals and macerated in a combination of pure molasses alcohol and extremely soft natural spring water.

Join in as the man behind the bottle and top bar monkeys talk Monkey Business and create eccentric libations made with the rare but true Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin.

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Pamela Wiznitzer

Creative Director, Seamstress
Pamela Wiznitzer has a true passion and zest for the industry that is seen and tasted in every drink she serves and also transcends the bar. Since 2006, Pamela has been working throughout NYC, and most recently as the Creative Director and bartender at Seamstress on the Upper Eastside... Read More →
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Sean Hoard

Founding Partner, The Commissary LLC
Also founding partner of Party Patrol and Mr. November LLC.


Saturday July 18, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Brennan's 417 Royal St